Membership | Join Us | Join Our Mailing List  


Read up on our articles in the
press covering our events and
outreach programs.

BESS Workshop 7 April 2015

The shortage and high cost of fossil resources make it necessary to explore the use of bioresources such as plants or their by-products for chemicals and fuels production. This workshop organized by BioEnergy Society of Singapore (BESS) aims to update you the latest development in the R&D of biorenewables. 


2:30 - 3:00 pm


3:00 – 3:05 pm

Welcome Address and Workshop Introduction, by Assoc/Prof. He Jianzhong, NUS

3:05 – 5:30 pm

Biorenewables Workshop 2015

3:05 - 3:45 pm

Bioenergy and Omics, by Dr. Gary ANDERSEN, Senior Scientist,
Ecology Department Head, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,

3:45 - 4:25 pm

Microbial ecology of anaerobic digesters: A look inside the black box, by Dr. Patrick LEE, Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

4:25 - : 445 pm

Refreshment and networking

4:45 – 5:25 pm           

Commercialization of PROESA®, the breakthrough technology for advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals from cellulosic biomass, in Asia and Southeast Asia, by Mr. Pierluigi PICCIOTTI, Business Development Director Asia Pacific, Beta Renewables S.p.a.

5:30 pm

End of the Workshop














Attendance of the workshop is free to past and current BESS members and NUS students/staff. Registration fee is $30 for non-BESS members and non-NUS staff/students. By means of paying this registration fee, you can become a BESS member and enjoy discount in BESS event registration.

If interested and available, please click HERE to register the workshop at your early convenience.

Workshop venue information can be found at HERE. Look forward to meeting you at our workshop.

BESS Supporting Events


23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 1-4 June 2015, Vienna, Austria

Join us in Vienna for the 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, the leading international platform for dialogue between research, industry, policy and the business of biomass.

The high quality of the EU BC&E stems from combining one of the largest biomass science and technology conferences with a leading biomass industry and technology exhibition, attracting the entire professional biomass community from around the globe.

The key focus of the 23rd EU BC&E will be interaction between research, industry and policy makers. The programme will offer overviews of the latest scientific findings, industrial progress and political landscape and will extend from biomass itself to conversion processes for biofuels, bioenergy and biorefineries and to the industrial applications and impacts on the environment.

Take this opportunity to present your latest results to specialists and decision makers from around the world .


BESS past events:

BESS Workshop on Bioresources to Fuels and Chemicals 2014

BESS Biorenewables Workshop and BESS AGM 2013

Bioenery and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2013

Biorenewables Workshop and BESS AGM 2012

BESS Workshop on Bioresources to Fuels and Chemicals 2012

Bioenergy symposium cum AGM 2011

Bioenergy and Biorefinery Conference - Southeast Asia 2011

Bioenergy Seminar 2010

Singapore BioEnergy Conference 2009 - From R&D to Commercialization



©BioEnergy Society of Singapore 2008
All rights reserved.